The Cameroon National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSC) and University of Ngaoundéré have signed an accord to strengthen ties between the two organisations.
Olympic values are set to be applied across higher education as part of the agreement.
It was signed by CNOSC President Hamad Kalkaba Malboum and University of Ngaoundéré rector Uphie Chinje Melo at the CNOSC headquarters in capital Yaoundé.
Talks between CNOSC and University of Ngaoundéré delegations followed.
Honorary International Olympic Committee member Issa Hayatou was among those in attendance.
Ngaoundéré is more than 600 kilometres north-east of capital Yaoundé and Douala, Cameroon's two biggest cities.
More than 20,000 students are enrolled at the University of Ngaoundéré, which is said to be popular also with students from neighbouring Chad and the Central African Republic.
Cameroon has sent athletes to every Summer Olympics since Tokyo 1964, plus the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Games.
Weightlifter Madias Nzesso won the nation's last medal - bronze at London 2012 - and the men's football team won Cameroon's first gold medal at Sydney 2000.